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The SPL Model 2049 Kultube Stereo Compressor is a versatile compressor with a broad range of control facilities that cover many typical compressor applications. From improved stereo mixes in the "MIDI Studio" to surround mastering with several devices connected, all jobs can be undertaken with a high degree of sound quality.
The Kultube user has a range of compression tools always available, from subtle unobtrusive compression to very obvious 'effect' compressions. Used conventionally or as an effect, in professional recording or mastering applications, the Kultube is designed to improved audio quality with musicality and user-friendliness.
Applications cover those of a classic compressor for vocals and instruments, in both mono and stereo, through stereo operation for subgroup processing to stereo mastering and multichannel/surround projects.
The optional 24-bit / 192 kHz AD Converter Module 1090 can be inserted in the Kultube for digital compression processing.
The Kultube awaits you to control the future of sound.
Threshold Ratio Attack Release Make-Up Gain Tube Harmonics
Discrete, Class-A gain components for minimal electronics variance and possible sound degradation, instead of industrial VCAs
Progressive Time Control: interactive automation of attack and release times, the permanent reaction to the input signal helps ensure musical improvement (no fixed automation presets)
Adjustable tube saturation with output-level adjustment
Selectable soft- or hard-knee characteristics
Large VU meter displays gain reduction or (mono summed) output level
Switchable sidechain inputs on the front panel
Slave mode for multichannel operation
Options: 24-bit/192 kHz AD converter, I/O transformers from Lundahl
In the Box
SPL Kultube Stereo Compressor
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
(100 kHz = -3 dB): 10 Hz to 100 kHz
Common Mode Rejection
(@ 0 dBu): 1 kHz: > 75 dB / 10 kHz: > 65 dB
THD + N
(@ 0 dBu): > 83 dB
(A-weighted): 90 dBu
Line Input Impedance
Maximum Input Level
Line: +22 dBu
Maximum Output Level
XLR / Jack: +24 dBu
Optional Model 1090 24-bit / 192 kHz Converter Module
Inputs and Outputs
2 x XLR Input @ +4 dBu 2 x TRS Input @ +4 dBu 2 x XLR Output 2 x TRS Output 1 x TRS Side-chain Input(s) MultiChannel Links/Mater & Slave (for slaving units together)
Ground Lift RED/VU (for changing VU meter over to Gain Reduction metering mode) Digital Input (for optional A to D module) Soft Knee Mode De-Compress Mode Attack Release On (Key) Listen (Key) Slave Active
Toroidal Transformer: 30 VA Fuses: 800 mA (115 V/60 Hz), 400 mA (230 V/50 Hz)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Standard EIA - 19" /2-U Housing: 19.0 x 3.5 x 8.3" (482 x 88 x 210 mm)